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Dr Cher Li

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MSc (Leicester), Higher Education Academy Training Certificate (University of Glasgow), PhD (Glasgow), Harvard Business School Training Certificate (Imperial College London)
Associate Professor in Industrial Economics

Division: Industrial Economics
E-mail: Cher.Li@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8231397
Location: C35 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)

Since 2013 Cher has been an Associate Professor in Industrial Economics in the Division of Economics and Finance at NUBS. Prior to joining Nottingham, Cher worked in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at Imperial College Business School, University of Strathclyde and University of Glasgow.

She is a Research Fellow in the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (University of Nottingham), and also a Research Associate in the Centre for Business Research (CBR) at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Cher has undertaken research on a number of projects funded by research councils and/or government departments in the UK (e.g., the Economic and Social Research Council, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Trade and Investment, Scottish Enterprise), consulted broadly for government departments and independent agencies, and additionally served on the steering groups for several UK government\'s projects in innovation, intellectual property and internationalisation.

Cher's paper on the "Internationalisation of Professional Service Firms" (joint with B. Tether and A. Mina) was a finalist for the Schumpeter Best Paper Prize (top 3), EMAEE conference (European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics) in Pisa (Italy), 2011. More recently, her paper entitled "Converting Technological Inventions into new products: the role of CEO general skills" (joint with S. Nasirov and Y. Kors) won the Best Paper Award at the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) Research Forum, Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) in Chicago (US), 2018.

Dr Li's primary areas of research focus on business innovation, intellectual property rights, technology standards, international trade and firm performance such as productivity and growth, and thus particularly welcomes PhD applications in these areas.


I am module convenor of the following modules:


Undergraduate

Economics of Innovation (N12612)
International Firms (N12208)


Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Dr Cher Li has research interests in a range of areas in applied microeconomics, business economics and strategy, in particular, on issues around business innovation, intellectual property, technology standards, international trade etc.

She has undertaken research on a number of projects funded by research councils and/or government departments (e.g. ESRC, BIS, UKTI), empirically evaluating the impact of university-industry linkages, quantifying the contribution of exporting to the UK productivity growth, investigating the links between exporting, innovation and productivity at micro level, assessing the effectiveness of innovation support programmes and industrial policies, and so on.

Her most recent research studies the firm-level determinants of participating in standards organisations, paying special attention to the role of R&D investment, patents and product-market positions in developing open technology standards.
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Gabriela Pizarro Veloso
Xin Deng
 

Publications prior to 2005



Publications prior to 2005

Discussion Papers

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Comunian, A. 0, "The 'Creativity' and Mobility of Graduate Human Capital in the UK: Evidence from the UK Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey.", School of Geography, Univ. of Southampton Working Paper..

Laursen, K.; Salter, A.; Li, C. 0, " Protection Myopia: Managerial Views Towards Intellectual Property and the Implications for Innovative Performance.", Imperial College Business School Discussion paper..



Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Demirel, P.; Li, Q.C.; Rentocchini, F.; Tamvada, J.P. (2017), "Born to Be Green: New Insights into the Economics and Management of Green Entrepreneurship", Small Business Economics, forthcoming 2017.

Faggian, A.; Comunian, A.; Li, Q. C, (2014), "Interregional Migration of human creative capital: the strange case of "Bohemian Graduates"", Geoforum, Vol.55, pp. 33-42.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C; Moffat, J. (2013), "The Impact of Higher Education Institution-Firm Knowledge Links on Establishment-level Productivity in British Regions", The Manchester School, Vol.81 (2), pp. 143-162, doi: 10.111/j.1467-9957.2011.02276.x.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C, (2012), "Export-market dynamics and firm-level productivity: Evidence for UK tradable sectors", Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol.21 (3), pp. 649-670.

Tether, B.; Li, Q. C; Mina, A. (2012), "Knowledge-bases, places, spatial configurations and the performance of knowledge-intensive professional service firms", Journal of Economic Geography, Vol.12 (5), pp. 969-1001.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C, (2011), "Participation in Export Markets and the Role of R&D: Establishment-Level Evidence from the UK Community Innovation Survey 2005", Applied Economics, Vol.43 (23), pp. 3007-2020.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C, (2011), "The Determinants of Firm Exit from Exporting: Evidence for the UK", International Journal of the Economic of Business, Vol.18 (3), pp. 381-397.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C; Moffat, J. (2011), "The Impact of Higher Education Institution-Firm Knowledge Links on Firms-level Productivity in Britain", Applied Economics Letters, Vol.18 (13), pp. 1243-1246.

Comunian, A.; Faggian, A.; Li, Q. C, (2010), "Unrewarded Careers in the Creative Class: The Strange Case of Bohemian Graduates", Papers in Regional Science, Vol.89 (2), pp. 389-410.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C, (2010), "Exporting and the Probability of Firm Closure: Evidence for the UK", Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol.57, pp. 145-168.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. (2009), "Graduate Migration Flows in Scotland", Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary, Vol.33 (1), pp. 35=42.

Harris, R.; Li, C. (2009), "Exporting, R&D and absorptive capacity in UK establishments", Oxford Economic Papers, Vol.61 (1), pp. 74-103.

Harris, R.; Li, C.; Trainor, M. (2009), "Is a higher rate of R&D tax credit a panacea for low levels of R&D in disadvantaged regions?", Research Policy, Vol.38 (1), pp. 192-205.

Harris, R.; Li, C. (2008), "Evaluating the Contribution of Exporting to UK Productivity Growth: Some Microeconomic Evidence", World Economy, Vol.31 (2), pp. 212-235.



Chapters in Books

Li, Q. C; Bascavusoglu-Moreau, E. (2014), "knowledge Spillovers and Sources of Knowledge in the Manufacturing Sector: Literature Review and Empirical Evidence for the UK", in Hughes A (ed) The Future of UK Manufacturing: Scenario Analysis, Financial Markets and Industrial Policy, Cambridge: UK IRC.

Li, C.; Girma, S. (2008), "FDI and Labour Demand Adjustment to Factor Prices and Demand Shocks in the UK Manufacturing Industry", in Harrison, B (ed) Foreign Direct Investment. 4th Quarter, New York: Nova Science Publishers.



Conferences

Baron, J.; Li, C.; Nasirov, S. 2018, "Firm-Level Determinants of Membership in Standards Organisations", in EU IPO, OECD IPSDM Annual Conference, forthcoming 2018.

Li, C.; Nasirov, S.; Kors, Y. 2018, "Converting Technological Inventions to New Products: the Role of Generalist CEOs", in ESMT, Berlin, European Policy in IP (EPIP) Annual Conference, forthcoming 2018.

Li, C.; Nasirov, S.; Y, Kors, 2018, "Converting technological inventions into new products: The role of CEO general skills", in Winner of the Best Paper Award, J of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) Forum.

Li, C. 2017, "Paper Discussion on Market for Technology", in Annual Research Roundtable on Patents and Technology Standards, Searle Centre, Northwestern University, USA.

Li, C.; Nasirov, S. 2017, "Managerial Aspects of Differentiation Strategy: Evidence From the Analysis of Trademark Statistics", in Milan, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, forthcoming 2017.

Li, C.; Windrm, P. 2017, "The Impact of Standards on Product Innovation: A Longitudinal Study of UK Service and Manufacturing Firms", in NYU Stern School of Business, DRUID Society Annual Conference, forthcoming 2017.

Nasirov, S.; Li, C.; Thompson, S. 2017, "Managerial Aspects of Differentiation Strategy: Evidence From the Analysis of Trademark Statistics", in Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, Milan.

Li, Q. C. 2016, "The Standards and Innovation Nexus", in UK Innovation Survey Users Group Launch, Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), UK.

Nasirov, S.; Li, C.; Thompson, S. 2016, "Managerial Aspects of Differentiation Strategy: Evidence from the Analysis of Trademark Statistics", in European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Annual Conference, Oxford University.

Lausen, K.; Salter, A.; Li, Q. C, 2013, "Protection Myopia Managerial Views Towards Intellectual Property and the implications for Innovative Performance", at The DRUID Society Annual Conference, ESADE Business School, Barcelona.

Li, Q. C; Tether, B.; Mina, A.; Wennberg, K. 2011, "Drivers of international expansion amongst knowledge-intensive professional service firms: Insight from a longitudinal study of UK Engineering.Consultancies", at EMAEE (European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy. Feburary, Shortlisted for the Schumpeter Best Paper Prize.

Li, Q. C; Tether, B.; Mina, A.; Wennberg, K. 2011, "The Dynamics of Professional Services Internationalization", at 9th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference Northeastern Univ., Boston. USA.

Li, Q. C; Tether, B.; Mina, A.; Wennberg, K. 2011, "The Dynamics of Professional Services Internationalization: A Longitudinal Study of UK Engineering Consultancies", at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, USA.

Li, Q. C; Tether, B.; Mina, A.; Wennberg, K. 2011, "Internationalization amongst Professional Service Firms: A Study of UK Engineering Consultancies", at The DRUID Society Conference, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, June,.

Harris, R.; Li, Q. C; Moffat, J. 2010, "The Impact of Higher Education Institution-firm knowledge links on firm-level productivity in Britain", at Universities and their Regional Conference, Edinburgh, UK.

Li, Q. C, 2010, "UK-IRC and AIM workshop on Innovation and Practices in Professional Services", at Imperial College Business School, March.

Li, Q. C; Tether, B.; Mina, A.; Wennberg, K. 2010, "The International Expansion of Professional Service Firms: A Longitudinal Study of UK Engineering Consulting Firms", at International Workshop on the Role of Business Services for Innovation, Internationalisation and Growth, Univ of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2009, "Graduate Migration Flows: Exporting Human Capital", at 7th Triple Helix Conference, Univ, of Strathclyde, Glasgow, June.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2009, "Graduate Mirgration Flows: Exporting Human Capital", at Conference on Higher Education - Making a Difference to Economies and Communities, Belfast.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2008, "Regional Migration Flows in Scotland: Are Graduates the Leading Edge.", at Proceedings of the Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference, Perth, U.K.,.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2008, "Regional Migration Flows in Scotland: Are Graduates the Leading Edge.", at XXII Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics, UCL, London,.

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2008, "The Retention of Graduate Human Capital: An Analysis of Graduate Migration Flows in and Out of Scotland", at Proceedings of the 48th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, Liverpool, UK.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2008, "Learning-by-Exporting? Firm-Level Evidence for UK Manufacturing and Services Sectors.", at Proceedings of the International Conference on Policy Modeling, Berlin, Germany,.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2008, "Learning-by-Exporting? Firm-Level Evidence for UK Manufacturing and Services Sectors.", at Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics Annual Conference, Dunblane, Scotland.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Export-Market Entry and the Role of R&D in Britain.", at Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics Annual Conference, Dunblane, Scotland.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Exporting, R&D and Absorptive Capacity in U.K. Establishments: Evidence from the 2001 Community Innovation Survey.", at Proceedings of the Royal Economic Society Conference 2007, Warwick, England, April,.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2006, "Exporting, R&D and Absorptive Capacity in U.K. Establishments.", at Proceedings of the International Conference on Policy Modeling, Hong Kong, China.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2006, "Exporting, R&D and Absorptive Capacity in U.K. Establishments: Evidence from the 2001 Community Innovation Survey.", at Proceedings of the Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference, Perth, Scotland, 2006.

Li, C. 2006, "12th UK Stata Users Group meeting, London".

Harris, R.; Li, C.; Robinson, C. 2005, "The Productivity Impact of Skills in English Manufacturing, 2001: Evidence from Plant-Level Matched Data.", at Proceedings of the Comparative Analysis of Enterprise (Micro) Data (CAED) Conference 2005, Cardiff, U.K.



Discussion Papers

Faggian, A.; Li, C.; Wright, R. 2009, " Graduate Migration Flows: Importing and Exporting Human Capital.", Department of Economics Working Paper, Univ. of Strathclyde.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Learning-By-Exporting? Firm-Level Evidence for UK Manufacturing and Services Sectors.", Discussion Paper 2007-22, Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Glasgow,.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2006, "Exporting, R&D and Absorptive Capacity in UK Establishments: Evidence from the 2001 Community Innovation Survey,", Paper 2006-19, Dept, of Economics, Univ, of Glasgow..

Harris, R.; Li, C.; Robinson, C. 2006, " The Productivity Impact of Skills in English Manufacturing, 2001: Evidence from Plant-Level Matched Data.", Paper 2006-16, Dept. of Economics,.

Li, C.; Girma, S. 2006, "Exporting, FDI, and Labour Demand Adjustment: Evidence from the UK Manufacturing.", Paper 2006-18, Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Glasgow..



Reports for external body

Li, Q. C; Tether, B. 2010, "Design Services Market: Insights from the Design Industry Survey 2009 and Design Use Survey 2008", in Report for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2009, "Internationalisation Evidence Review.", in (report to Scottish Enterprise, 2009).

Li, C.; Tether, B. 2009, " Design Services Market - Insights from the Design Industry Survey 2009 and Design Use Survey 2008", in Report for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Determinants of Exit from Exporting.", in (report to UKTI, 2007).

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Defining 'High Value' and 'Good Value' Quality Projects.", in report to UKTI, 2007.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Born Global' Companies: Evidence from FAME and CIS.", in report to UKTI, 2007.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2007, "Firm Level Empirical Study of the Contribution of Exporting to UK Productivity Growth.", in (report to UKTI.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2006, "Review of the Literature: Causal Links between Innovation and International Trade and Investment.", in report to UKTI.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2006, " Establishment Level Empirical Study of Links between Exporting, Innovation and Productivity - CIS4", in Report to UKTI,.

Harris, R.; Li, C.; Trainor, M. 2006, " Assessing the Case for a Higher Rate of R&D Tax Credit in Northern Ireland (report to Economic.", in Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland, Monographs - No. 10..

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2005, "Review of the Literature: The Role of International Trade and Investment in Business Growth and Development.", in report to UKTI.

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2005, "Longitudinal Microdata Study of Business Support Programmes and Intermediary Organisations.", in Report to DTI, 2005).

Harris, R.; Li, C. 2005, " Establishment Level Empirical Study of Links between Exporting, Innovation and Productivity)", in report to UKTI.

 

 

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